UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award encourages schools to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as the basis for enhancing teaching, learning, ethos, attitudes and behaviour. The scheme started in 2004 and is running in 4,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK.
- Website (free)
From UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools team, this is a pack of 10 secondary assembly presentations enabling teachers to explore children’s rights with young people aged 11 and upwards.
- Teacher's Pack (free)
This free, downloadable booklet from UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award team breaks down some common myths and misconceptions about children’s rights which have arisen in their work with teachers, parents and school communities.
This set of resources from UNICEF supports teachers in exploring the refugee and migrant crisis with children and young people at school.
- Teacher's Pack (free)
Leaflets and posters from UNICEF that provide an excellent summary of the the 42 articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Booklet (£8)
- Poster (£11)
This poster pack from UNICEF UK contains detailed, hand-drawn posters showing groups of children and adults engaging in various activities. Pupils can identify where rights are, or are not, being followed.
- Poster (£20)
This free pack from UNICEF UK features a collection of easy-to-play group games from across the Commonwealth for a range of ages.
- PDF (free)
What happens when rights seem to conflict? This resource from UNICEF UK builds on pupils’ previous experience of working on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It encourages young people to develop concepts and skills that will improve their thinking about the nature of human rights.
This set of 21 assembly plans focuses on child rights and special days of the year, such as World Refugee Day, International Day of Disabled Persons, and World Health Day. Each assembly features stories from children around the world and includes
This colourfully illustrated booklet helps children learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by using great pictures and child-friendly language.
- Booklet (£30)
This pack includes 10 sets of cards featuring 20 aspects of life such as ‘clean water’ and ‘fashionable clothes’, along with a sheet giving four activity ideas of how to use the cards.
- Teacher's Pack (£32)
This book for children, with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, illustrates and summarises the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The book is suitable for children of primary school age.
- Book (£6.99)
This set of 20 striking colour A2 posters is a great starting point for displays and class work. The images are beautiful UNICEF photographs of children, and they each illustrate one or more aspects of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Poster (£29)
This is a well constructed and user-friendly pack for incorporating global perspectives into teaching and learning. It provides an introduction for very young children to the basic rights of all children and the responsibilities that accompany them.
- Teacher's Pack (£20)